© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russia’s Accounts Chamber Chairman Alexei Kudrin attends a session of the St. Petersburg Worldwide Financial Discussion board (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Picture
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alexei Kudrin, who resigned as head of Russia’s Audit Chamber final week, mentioned on Monday he had accepted a suggestion from know-how large Yandex (NASDAQ:) to grow to be an adviser on company growth.
Yandex final month introduced a assessment of a doable sweeping governance overhaul that would depart its main enterprise models in Russia underneath new possession. Sources instructed Reuters that Kudrin had been discussing the transfer to Yandex with President Vladimir Putin.
“Along with the administration staff, I’ll develop the company construction of the brand new holding firm, which can guarantee the corporate’s long-term and sustainable growth in all markets, together with worldwide ones,” Kudrin posted in his Telegram channel.
“One of many most important duties is to assist protect Yandex’s distinctive administration and technological tradition, in order that it stays impartial and Russia’s greatest IT firm, the place essentially the most gifted folks try to work,” Kudrin mentioned.
Yandex confirmed that Kudrin was becoming a member of the corporate.
A veteran of round 25 years in public service, Kudrin was finance minister for greater than a decade between 2000 and 2011, and whereas sustaining shut ties with Putin, Kudrin saved a comparatively low profile in his present function as head of the Audit Chamber, Russia’s public spending watchdog.